Saturday, July 17, 2010

Perry Lorenzo Introduces TRISTAN UND ISOLDE on UWTV

Tune into UWTV beginning tomorrow night (Sunday, July 18) at 8:30 pm for an hour-long program exploring this summer's opera, "Inside Opera: Tristan und Isolde", hosted by Seattle Opera's beloved late Education Director Perry Lorenzo.

Viewers can watch at, through iTunes U, YouTube or on cable channel 27 in the Puget Sound region. For other Washington viewing areas, CLICK HERE. You can view the program online, or download it as a podcast, HERE. If you can't get to a television tomorrow night, UWTV will also be broadcasting the program at the following dates and times:

Tuesday 7/20 8 AM
Wednesday 7/21 5 PM
Saturday 7/24 3 PM
Monday 7/26 10 AM
Friday 7/30 6 PM
Saturday 7/31 8 PM
Sunday 8/1 8 PM
Tuesday 8/3 7 AM

We made this program in the summer of 1998, as we were preparing on the mainstage Seattle Opera's previous production of Tristan und Isolde. I had the privilege of working with Perry on the show, helping him fine-tune his script and assemble musical and visual examples. He was the consummate professional when we were in the TV studio (while I remember myself bouncing off the walls with anxiety and excitement). The program we made still stands as a fine introduction to the opera as well as a testament to Perry's rare skills as an educator. We're grateful to UWTV for showing it again this summer.

Seattle Opera's 2010 production of Tristan und Isolde is dedicated to the memory of Perry Lorenzo.